US commander warns Iraq against ISIS 2 emerging post-Mosul

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, senior US commander in Iraq, has urged the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad to reach out to the Sunni Arab minority and ensure the ISIS was defeated not just in Mosul but in all Iraq. "If we're to keep… ISIS 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different," said the American general. "They're going to have to reach out and reconcile with the Sunni population, and make them feel like their government in Baghdad represents them."

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